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CNN’s Brian Stelter and The Hill’s Joe Concha Tussle on Twitter: ‘You’re Changing the Subject’

CNN senior media correspondent Brian Stelter got into a bit of a back-and-forth with The Hill media reporter (and Mediaite alum) Joe Concha on Twitter last night.

On yesterday’s Reliable Sources, Stelter looked at how conservative media has “talk[ed] about Russia in the past tense, like it’s over.” He showed video from late August of Tucker Carlson asking, “Did the Russia story disappear or is that my imagination?”

Concha said at the time, “Before I went on vacation, it was the biggest story of our lifetime and we were entering a constitutional crisis. Now I can’t seem to find any coverage on it.”

Stelter played the clip and then showed a clip from a CNN report on Russia from the day before.

The Tucker Carlson Tonight segment in question featured Carlson and Concha talking about the crazy ESPN Robert Lee story and the reaction to news of Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief Gerard Baker chastising reporters for the framing of Trump coverage, before Carlson brought up the Russia coverage question.

Following Stelter’s segment, Concha said he was talking about evening newscasts and that Stelter took him out of context. Stelter said he did no such thing, and they both fought it out:

As a coda to the Twitter spat, Concha this morning brought up a tweet of his from the day after, saying then too he was talking about straight news reporting:

You can watch the Reliable Sources segment in question above, via CNN.

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